In This Issue:

1. Heritage Excellence Awards Deadline Approaches

2. 1961 Records Now Available for Research at State Archives

3. Digital Storage of Oral History Information Sought

 

 

HERITAGE EXCELLENCE AWARDS DEADLINE APPROACHES

 

Next week is the deadline for nominating individuals, organizations and projects that have made outstanding contributions to preserving Oregon’s heritage for an Oregon Heritage Excellence Award. Nominations are encouraged for exceptional and commendable work with special consideration given to the development of new ideas, approaches and innovations in heritage-related activities. Intended to draw public attention to important heritage efforts in Oregon and to raise the quality of heritage-oriented activities, recipients will receive their awards on April 27 during the 2012 Oregon Heritage Conference in Salem.

 

The deadline for nominations is Jan. 13. Visit www.oregonheritage.org to learn more about the Heritage Award or to access the nomination application, or contact Cara Kaser at (503) 986-0670 or cara.kaser@state.or.us .

 

 

1961 RECORDS NOW AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCH AT STATE ARCHIVES

 

Researchers can now access Death Certificates, Marriage Returns and Divorce Returns from 1961 at the State Archives. These records maybe researched in person or if you have an exact date and county you may request a copy from the reference staff

 

If you have never used the marriage returns they contain useful information not found in Marriage Records maintained by county clerks.  The returns include occupations of the parties, number of times previously married and information on parents.

 

To learn more, visit http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/records/index.html . For questions, email reference.archives@state.or.us or call (503) 373-0701.

 

 

DIGITAL STORAGE OF ORAL HISTORY INFORMATION SOUGHT

 

Is the lack of adequate climate control limiting your organization’s ability to properly store digital media? Has your organization storing oral history files on digital video in the Cloud? If so, and you are willing to share your experience and information about the contract service you use for Cloud storage, please contact Bob Hart, Executive Director, Lane County Historical Society and Museum via email at director@lanecountyhistoricalsociety.org or call (541) 682-4242.




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